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The decision is coming soon. It’s time to tell the County to Just Say No to the Idaho-Maryland Mine!

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The approval process for the mine is regulated by California's Environment Quality Act (CEQA), making the whole effort a marathon, not a sprint. Here is a quick view of major milestones. For a detailed timeline, visit the Nevada County project page

July 2020

Jan thru Apr 2022

Thru End of 2022

Notice of Preparation

open for Community Review

Draft Environmental Impact Report open for Community Review

County Reviews Community Comments - Will likely recirculate the Draft  Environmental Impact Report


Nevada County Board of Supervisors makes a Decision

County economic impact report released - Public Meeting December 15


understand the process

Listen to retired Capital Planner, Paul Schwartz, explain the timeline, process, and decision points for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The County is required to produce an environmental report per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).


His DEIR Explainer presentation begins at 18:00 minutes >>>

View Nevada County's detailed project timeline chart here

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